oa CSIR Science Scope - Nanotechnology to improve treatment of diseases
Infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), malaria and HIV/Aids contribute significantly to the high mortality rate in Africa. While research into and development of new TB drugs, in particular, have languished under a perceived lack of need in the developed world, the CSIR has brought together a consortium of universities and research institutions to address this crucial issue. Led by Dr Hulda Swai, a senior researcher in polymers, ceramics and composites with CSIR Materials Science and Manufacturing, the consortium is developing a nanoparticle-based drug delivery system to improve treatment of infectious diseases.
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